Tourist information irl, lots of museums and exclusive theatre shows
Finally! Gothenburg Visitor Centre on the square Kungsportsplatsen is open again, and our staff just can’t wait to share their best Gothenburg tips – and the new bicycle map – with you. Of course all the necessary safety precautions are in place, read more about that and about the current opening hours in the link below.
In April, many of the city’s museums opened up again, so take the chance to go hunting for signs of spring at Universeum, try the ocean lab at Maritiman, explore Gothenburg’s history at the Museum of Gothenburg, be inspired by 18th century ornaments at the Röhsska Museum, check out photography at Hasselblad Center and Röda sten Art Centre – and art at the Gothenburg Museum of Art and Göteborgs Konsthall at Götaplatsen.
Would you rather get your art to go? Check out the brand new tattoo studio Bläck & Nål, on the street Södra Larmgatan.
Folkteatern have slowly started to open up again and offer selected performances for up to eight people – here you’ll find everything from Strindberg classics to a digital jukebox and documentary films.
Cherry blossoms around town
Pink and white cherry blossoms are lighting up parks and streets all over Gothenburg right now. In this Instagram guide we’ve listed some of the spots to check out. We’d love to hear about your favourites too!
And don’t forget to buy a “majblomma” (Mayflower in Swedish)! Originally collecting money for people suffering of tuberculosis, the Mayflower organisation now focusses on fighting child poverty – a cause that is extra urgent during the pandemic.
Enjoy tasty meals and refreshing drinks in the spring sun
In spite of the pandemic, there is a lot going on in “foodie Gothenburg”. The restaurant group Avenyfamiljen have become Göteborgsfamiljen and just in time for the Walpurgis weekend (April 30), they opened three new venues at the square Skanstorget – new-yet-old Champagneria, seafood bistro Skanshof and taqueria Mucho Macho.
In Majorna, you can enjoy tasty tacos at Hermanos on Sannaplan as well as Neapolitan pizzas and natural wines at Paradiset on Mariaplan. And you haven’t missed popular eatery Hasselssons matlucka on Mariagatan, right? Their fish and chips (and three more dishes) is well worth a trip to the western parts of town.
Further south, in Mölndal, you’ll find traditional Italian food and carefully selected wines (Italian of course!) at Centrale. More Italian food, along with a 1970s vibe, can be found at Deg on Drottninggatan. The menu offers a variety of high temp pizzas with a unique twist – as well as home-made soft ice cream. Former Thörnströms kök is now known as Thörnströms and provides one of Gothenburg’s popular takeaway menus – find more of those in our takeaway guide. Perfect for a picnic in the spring sun!
And it looks like we’re finally getting a much-wanted outdoor seating at the fortress Skansen Kronan, perhaps already in May.
Online concerts and a Champions League final
If you can’t, or simply don’t want to, get out on the city streets, there are still plenty of online events to enjoy. At the streaming service GSO Play, there are regularly new releases of concerts recorded in the Gothenburg Concert Hall (Göteborgs Konserthus). They also do a live broadcast from the Polar Star Prize final on May 29, where four young musicians play one piece each with the Gothenburg Symphony. You can also explore Gothenburg’s museums online, check out our guide below.
On May 16, there will be a historic game of football at the stadium Gamla Ullevi – the 2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, which is the first Champions League Final ever played in Gothenburg. Unfortunately, there will be no audience at the arena due to the pandemic, but the game will be broadcasted on TV6 and you can follow the events on UEFA’s social media. Read more about the event on the link below.
Want even more options? Check out our Events calendar for all the things happening in May.